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The Sea by Alexander

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-213-1111
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We were craving for a good seafood dinner and we thought The Sea by Alexander would be a great place to go. We did try the Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino, CA and really enjoyed the steak there we thought the Sea by Alexander would be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mimi-Cristien
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Pulling up, this didn't look like a high end dining experience, but once you get inside, be prepared to be pampered. The food was excellent and the service was second to none. Servers are watching so they can be right there if you even hint...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hoffr02
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

New York steak please, as plain as possible. No blue cheese, everything else on the side please. Medium. Shows up with 2 sauces on the steak and the meat almost raw and then they ask me if it’s okay to just cook the original steak...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

I had high expectations but was disappointed by the ordinariness of the food....and when you pay over $90 for a steak, you do not expect it to be overcooked. The service started well but then dishes were taken prematurely (as in one dining partner went...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank FloridaTraveler402
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Food was very average, for the expected above average prices. Steak med rare came med well. None in our party raved about their meal. Service a bit weak. Not worth the $$$$

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 396BG
Reviewed June 24, 2018

My family of 4 had dinner in the restaurant. This was not our first time. The service and food was not as good as before. The quantity was very small and the price was high as usual. They did not attentively served us, like refilling...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank vyslum
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner here where we tried a variety of the seafood dishes. Started with an amuse bouche, some excellent bread and then great mains. The fish was cooked very well and nicely presented. Served with some truffle fries, which were a little over fried....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tanagogo1
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

If you are willing to pay $50-70 for an excellently prepared seafood entry then this restaurant is a fine choice. Appetizers are similarly very expensive, but tasty. Soft shell crabs as an appetizer was available and prepared well. Wine list(corkage fee $50 for your own)...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank travelerSFBayarea
Reviewed May 13, 2018

My husband and I went there on a date nite the first week they opened. Loved talking to the chef who at that time moved from LA without his family. The staff was nice. We were not entirely impressed by the food because the portions...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Leela S
Reviewed May 7, 2018

On our first visit, my husband and I both ordered the “full” 7-course tasting menu because each course sounded so tasty. Other than the fact that we should have instead gone with the 4-course tastings--we did get “doggie” bags for a couple of courses—we totally...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wwalleigh
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Cam T
January 31, 2015|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Since we do not drink, we are not aware if there is separate bar menu. We noticed their bar on the right upon entering the establishment. We saw patrons at the bar having mixed drinks and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
    (Dinah's Court)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-213-1111
  • E-mail
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse is the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin bless contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary.
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